Massaro moves in to final of New York

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Chorley squash star Laura Massaro is just one victory away from winning the prestigious Tournament of Champions for the very first time in her career.

The 33-year-old former world No.1 moved through to the final of the event, which is held at the iconic Grand Central Station, in New York, by comfortably beating countrywoman Sarah-Jane Perry in the semi-finals.

Now ranked No.4 in the world, Massaro will compete for the trophy against Frenchwoman Camille Serme, who scored a terrific win over Egyptian top seed Nour El Sherbini in the last four .

Massaro put in a polished 40-minute display to down Perry, who had beaten No.6 Amanda Sobhy and No.3 Raneem El Welilyin previous rounds.

“I’m massively happy to reach the final “ said Massaro.

“Sarah-Jane has been in great form this week beating some of the very top players so I’m very proud with the way I played.

“I haven’t won here before so I’m very motivated for the final. With my career at the stage it is I’m determined to add more titles to my name.”